revert


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revert

a person who, having been converted, has returned to his former beliefs or Church

Revert

To return to a former condition.
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The laws governing inheritance are quite unknown; no one can say why the same peculiarity in different individuals of the same species, and in individuals of different species, is sometimes inherited and sometimes not so; why the child often reverts in certain characters to its grandfather or grandmother or other much more remote ancestor; why a peculiarity is often transmitted from one sex to both sexes or to one sex alone, more commonly but not exclusively to the like sex.
Stripped not only of all the outward symbols of civilization, Tarzan had also reverted morally and mentally to the status of the savage beast he had been reared.
Inwardly as well as outwardly Tarzan had reverted to beast and in the lives of beasts, time, as a measurable aspect of duration, has no meaning.
But if he could use his teeth and hands to advantage, he found one even better versed in the school of savage warfare to which he had reverted, for Tarzan of the Apes closed with him, and they fell to the floor tearing and rending at one another like two bull apes; while the primitive priestess stood flattened against the wall, watching with wide, fear-fascinated eyes the growing, snapping beasts at her feet.
"For some reason the women have not reverted to savagery so rapidly as the men.
At first, his mind reverted to Defarge, and he thought of finding out the wine-shop again and taking counsel with its master in reference to the safest dwelling-place in the distracted state of the city.
At one time it had for a little while glowed more brilliantly again, but it speedily reverted to its sullen red heat.
I suppose it is that when we are happy the mind reverts instinctively to those with whom formerly we shared our exaltations and depressions, and je t'eu ai trop dit, dans le bon temps, mon gros Prosper, and you always listened to me too imperturbably, with your pipe in your mouth, your waistcoat unbuttoned, for me not to feel that I can count upon your sympathy to-day.
"That's it!" cried Clare, pleased to think that she has reverted to the real pronunciation.
Gervais intervened with a joke, and the talk reverted to its former lively tone.
Tarzan, reverted to the primitive by his accident, had no conception of the fabulous value of his find.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all government agencies to revert to the national government fund all their accounts payable, which remain outstanding for two years or more.